Verboticism: Complyning

'The gossip around here is awful.'

DEFINITION: v. To complain and complain about a problem without ever taking action to correct it. n. A complaint about something which you can fix but choose not to.

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Whinals

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: whine-als

Sentence: Peg and Steve were habitchual whinals. At the end of every term they start to complain and carry on as if they didn't know there would be a final exam. If they had gone to class and studied instead of sitting around the cafeteria kvetching about their professors they wouldn't have to worry so much.

Etymology: whine:complain or protest in a childish fashion to + final: of or constituting the end result of a succession or process

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COMMENTS:

hopefully they'll flunk, then they will have something to whine about - Nosila, 2010-01-11: 23:39:00

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Hearsaysis

Trystera

Created by: Trystera

Pronunciation: heer-SAY-siss

Sentence: Everyone knew that the walls still contained the original asbestos, but nobody so much as called the Health Department -- it was Somebody Else's Problem to everyone in the company, and thus the matter remained in hearsaysis.

Etymology: Hearsay + stasis -- "hearsay" to imply a denigrating thing that is said, but inadmissable in any official capacity, and thus ultimately useless towards the cause.

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Complyning

Created by: lauramy

Pronunciation: cum-pline-ing (Crikey! this word sounds Australian.)

Sentence: Mabel claims to despise all their whining but I know she's over there complyning.

Etymology: complying + complaining

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Megawhinge

AJR55

Created by: AJR55

Pronunciation:

Sentence: All she did was megawhinge about her homework, but she never actually started it...

Etymology: mega - big, huge whinge - moan (as in complain), whine

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great start AJR55 - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-16: 00:15:00

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Critidawdle

Created by: kendriveset

Pronunciation: crit-i-dawdle

Sentence: Joan and Phil loved to critidawdle, especially when the bottled water machine was empty.

Etymology: criticize + dawdle

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Boredowhine

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: bor do whyne

Sentence: They called her Crackling Rosie, because she was the Whine Connoissuer in the office. She would complain about everything, even things she could fix herself. She was also the world's worst gossip. When she was boredowhine, she filled up her chats with actual and perceived items about her co-workers. She met her match though when Rhett Seena joined the staff. He was a way worse whiner and gossip than she. It especially hit her hard when he started inventing gossip about her. The boredowhine became a borderline and had to go off on stress leave.

Etymology: Bored (uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence) & o (short for of) & Whine (to complain in a paintive, whining way) & Play on Bordeaux Wine (any of several red or white wines produced around Bordeaux, France or wines resembling them)

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Statusquote

Created by: rephil

Pronunciation: stat-us-KWOT

Sentence: The number of people who statusquote this place without citing their sources is remarkable.

Etymology: status quo -- (idiom, Latin) unchanging state of affairs; to quote -- to restate

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The etymology is difficult, because it becomes so circular one gets dizzy -- status = state, quote = restate, but quote comes from quo, I believe... AARG, the irony! - rephil, 2007-06-15: 10:13:00

petaj I like your thinking on this one. - petaj, 2007-06-15: 21:15:00

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Aggrivshun

Created by: keeno82uk

Pronunciation: Ag-reev-shun

Sentence: Paula suffered from Aggrivshun, so much so that the gossip in the workplace was left to fester until aggrivshun had to take a backseat and the problem solved.

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Gripesence

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: grahyp/es/uhnt

Sentence: Every office has two, or three incessant bitchers (women) and bastarders (men) who complain about every detail and do nothing about it except be bitchers and bastarders. This evil underlying gripesence is the single most distructive force in the workplace.

Etymology: gripe (to complain constantly) + quiescence (being quiet, still, or inactive)

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Idlewhine

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ide-l-wine

Sentence: MEMO To: All Staff From: Head Honcho OK you horrible lot, I'm sick and tired of your idlewhines. It makes this company look unprofessional. You are a lazy bunch of no goods who can't be bothered to extract a digit now and then and fix things up. If I can find enough time next year, we'll see about maybe hiring an insultant to deal with this poor behaviour. But for now, I can't find the time to address this problem, so you'll just have to put up with your gripes.

Etymology: idle + whine

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COMMENTS:

petaj Idlewhine, idlewhine, every morning you greet me ... - petaj, 2007-06-15: 06:03:00

Oh, I see you've joined the Pick on Purple club. May the Blossom of Snow that grows in your back yard be attached to 3 shiney leaves. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 06:22:00

(bloom and grow foreeeever...) - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 06:38:00

petaj You won't find any blossoms of snow in my backyard. Subtropical rainforest is more likely. (Small and white, clean and bright.. ) - petaj, 2007-06-15: 21:08:00

Poison iv-y-y-y-y, poison iv-y-y-y-y Late at night while you're sleepin' poison ivy comes a'creepin' - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-16: 00:12:00

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